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Sitting still: a conversation with Chrissy & Peppy

Chrissy and Peppy
Chrissy and Peppy, at Theo's home studio (photo credit: Aaron Henkin / WYPR)

Chrissy stayed clean for 23 years, and life was good. Then one day she popped an extra prescription pill, and things went downhill fast. She’s in recovery again and working to rebuild her life. Peppy spent a year clean, but a relapse put him in long-term recovery, where he’s focusing on surrendering and accepting help. Theo talks with Chrissy and Peppy about their winding roads to recovery.

Aaron creates and produces original radio programs and podcasts for WYPR. His current project is The Maryland Curiosity Bureau. Aaron's neighborhood documentary series, Out of the Blocks, earned the 2018 national Edward R Murrow Award. His past work includes the long-running weekly cultural program, The Signal, and the Smithsonian Folkways Recordings series, Tapestry of the Times. Aaron's stories have aired nationally on NPR's Morning Edition and All Things Considered.